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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Mar 3, 2010 2:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Hey folks, in all the '73 talk, I noticed theres someone who really "likes" Ten Jed. Got me thinking if anyone heard Levon Helm do Ten Jed. Anyone who can play the drums and sing always get a bonus before they even play a note, but...

Theres alot of people around here who's thoughts on music I enjoy reading, so care to chime in on that?

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 3, 2010 3:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

The list of singing drummers is short. It is very hard to play the kit AND sing. If the drummer falls out of the pocket then it's trash. If a guitarist falls back or stops playing all together while singing, well, no big deal. Be impressed by ANYONE who can sing while ripping on their instrument. The reggae band CHALICE had(has?) a singing drummer- you should check him out. Embarrassed to say that other than The Band and Chalice I can only think of Phil Collins as far as pro quality singing drummers. Help me out folks, there have to be a lot more.

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 4, 2010 5:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

How much did Phil actually sing from behind the kit? I seem to recall he would spend a lot of time out front and the run back to play duets with Chester Thompson. I am not taking anything away from Phil, I always thought he was a very good drummer.

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Poster: staggerleib Date: Mar 4, 2010 10:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Phil sang behind the kit, but only during the time when Gabriel was lead singing. One exception was the song More Fool Me. In that case, while drumming was minimal, Gabriel played drums.

Post Gabriel, they toured with a second drummer. Initially, they used Bill Bruford (Amazing!), and then Chester Thompson (Phenomenal!).

Neil Peart?

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Poster: Fo' twenny Date: Mar 4, 2010 10:54am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

He didn't sing lead, but Dave Grohl did some really nice harmonies with Nirvana.

And if you want to see something incredible, watch Frank Zappa's Baby Snakes. Terry Bozzio drumming and singing on the very technically difficult Punky's Whips is mind-blowing.

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Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Mar 3, 2010 6:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Robert Wyatt sang and played amazing drums in the early days of The Soft Machine.

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 4, 2010 11:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Sorry Terry how could I forget.

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Poster: DeadRed1971 Date: Mar 3, 2010 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Kelly Keagy of Night Ranger sang Sister Christian. Peter Criss of Beth, Hard Luck Woman, and Black Diamond for KISS.

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 3, 2010 3:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Don Henley. Now now BD, there could be a lot worse

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Mar 3, 2010 4:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Chester Thompson ever sing?

Chris Weymouth sang some. More in Tom Tom Club, but some backing for T Heads.

I saw Larry Mullen sing the Pogue's "Dirty Old Town" in Boston Garden on St. Patrick's Day.

Maureen Tucker with Velvet Underground - "if you close the door, the night will last forever...."

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Mar 4, 2010 6:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Does screaming "JAMES BROWN, JAMES BROWN" really count as singing? Who cares, I love it.

http://www.videocure.com/video/44011.html

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Mar 3, 2010 4:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

yeah but is there drums on that Mo Tucker track BD? I dont think that counts. She also does I'm sticking with you but I dont believe there are drums on that either. thanks for bringing those up though.love the VU

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Poster: fenario80 Date: Mar 3, 2010 4:11pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

saw the Mickey Hart Band once and Mickey sang. well, talked actually. and he wasn't exactly drumming at the time. so, Don Henley, yeah!

And man what a joke that band was compared to Planet Drum, like Big Audio Dynamite is to the Clash ...

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Poster: Fo' twenny Date: Mar 4, 2010 10:56am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

There's always Ringo. I've never seen his solo show so I don't know how often he drums and sings together, but he did do both on It Don't Come Easy during the Concert For Bangladesh.

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Poster: robthewordsmith Date: Mar 4, 2010 11:17am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Geez, is no one going to mention Karen Carpenter, Mickey Dolenz and, of course, the one and only Fleagle?

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 3, 2010 2:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)


there is a video of that - looks like Larry Campbell on guitar
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZaU3VtMfoM

also of Elvis C
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=USFEZ_aMw74

The T-Jed is an inside joke with Dire - he is avowedly averse to Tennessee Jed for reasons unknown, thus we tease him about it.

I myself have always liked T-Jed and was thrilled to hear it live at one of the first shows I ever saw

11/02/79
Nassau Coliseum - Uniondale, NY

Set 1:
Mississippi Half-Step
Franklin's Tower
El Paso
Mexicali Blues
Tennessee Jed
Lazy Lightnin'
Supplication
Deal

Set 2:
I Need A Miracle
Bertha
Lost Sailor
Saint Of Circumstance
Drums
Not Fade Away
Stella Blue
Sugar Magnolia

Encore:
Casey Jones

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Poster: RiverRat1492 Date: Mar 3, 2010 3:09pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)

Hey jglynn1.2,

I didn't check the links out but it is prob. Larry Campbell (sp?). He seems to be a regular w/Helm. I know some of you will cringe, but Levon and Co. seem to be tight with Imus where I've heard them a lot and I actually keep up on Levon's comings and goings from the miserable old cowboy. Really like seeing an old timer like Levon still out there.

Thanks for the scoop on Ten. Jed. Inside jokes are only funny when you're inside. :) Personally, I'll admit to liking the tune. "He blacked my eye and he kicked my dog" is probably one of the funniest lines out there. I mean how low can you get kicking a dog, makes me laugh...

The way work is, I look forward to more posts to this one or others.

Thanks for the distraction gang.
Rat

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 4, 2010 5:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Others do the Dead (kind of non-dead)


If you like that line you'll love the T-Jed in this show where they sing "He Kicked my Eye and blacked my dog" one of the more unusual lyric flubs.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1979-01-07.nak300-wagner.miller.87739.flac16